Belkin, Edimax, Dynex, ACCTON, SMC brands and Microsoft Base Station routers use 192.168.2.1 as the default router IP address, so to log into the administrative console of these devices you’ll need to open your web browser (Chrome, Opera, Mozilla, Internet Explorer or any other), go to the address bar and type:
192.168.2.1, or http://192.168.2.1
After pressing Enter a login window will pop up and will prompt you to enter your administrative password, which you may learn:
- At the factory settings sticker on the bottom of your device
- In the router’s manual
- From our list of most common default router passwords and usernames
Issues with logging into the router’s control panel at 192.168.2.1
If you fail to get to the login window of your router at 192.168.2.1, while this is supposed to be its default IP address, you may want to try the following:
1. Check the connection
If your computer has a cable connection to the router, check that the Ethernet cable is plugged in tightly on both ends, if you’re configuring a wireless access point, make sure your computer, tablet or smartphone is connected to the correct Wi-Fi network at the time you attempt logging into the control panel of your wireless router. Use ping utility to check whether your machine is able to pass data packets to your router and receive a response.
2. Look up your current router’s IP
- For Windows, in cmd mode type
ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"
- For MacOS, Terminal.app, type
netstat -nr | grep default
- For Linux, in Terminal type
ip route | grep default
Use the resulting gateway internal IP address instead of 192.168.2.1 to get to the control panel of your router, or restore its default factory settings by holding down the hard reset button located at the rear of your device.
For security reasons it is recommended to use a custom router IP address rather that the default one, which is common knowledge and can be used for breaking into your LAN or WLAN, accessing your personal data or involving your computers into hacker activities such as DOS attacks.